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Professor Nebojša Radić


  • Director of Cambridge University Language Programmes (CULP)
  • Professor of Technology Enhanced Language Teaching
  • Senior Member at Darwin College
  • Visiting Professor at the UN founded ECPD University in Belgrade, Serbia

Contact Information

Telephone: +44 (0)1223(3)335051

Nebojša Radić


Research Interests

  • Methodology of language teaching in blended and remote modes of delivery
  • Literary self-translation
  • Multilingualism and multiculturalism
  • Creative writing
  • Journalism

Previous Positions

  • Coordinator of the Flexible Learning Project, School of European Language and Cultures, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2000-2001)
  • Senior Tutor in Italian Language, University of Auckland (1994-2000)
  • Weight Master at the Port of Nelson, New Zealand (1991-1994)
  • Language Tutor in Italian, English, Latin and Serbo-Croat at Galindo Studio, Belgrade, Serbia (1989-1991)
  • Translator at Mašinokomerc, Belgrade, Serbia (1986-1989)

Visiting Professorships

  • RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation – 2016-2019;
  • University of Pavia, Italy – 2013 and 2021;
  • Università per gli Stranieri di Perugia, Italy – 2019;
  • University of Cagliari, Italy – 2007 and 2008;
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia – 2005 and 2012;
  • University of Novi Sad, Serbia – 2005;
  • Roma III University, Italy – 1999.


  • PhD in Creative Writing and Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • MA (Honorary) of the University of Cambridge
  • Ma course in Teaching with Technology, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ma in Italian Language and Literature, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • BA in Italian Language and Literature with English, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Corso superiore in lingua italiana, Università per glistranieri, Perugia, Italy

Service to Profession and Community

University of Cambridge

    1. Member of the University Technology Enabled Learning, Teaching and Assessment (TELTA) group that advises the University General Board Education Committee on matters of technology and teaching (2020 - to date);
    2. Chair of the School of Arts and Humanities TELTA working group (2020-2022);
    3. Senior (Cambridge) University Examiner, 2009-to date;
    4. Member of the School of Arts and Humanities Language Teaching Officers Contract Revision working group 2015-2017;
    5. Director (2004-2009) of the UK Government Department of Education funded Junior CULP project that delivered online multimedia teaching resources and classroom teaching (CULP Teaching Associates) to six Cambridgeshire secondary schools. The Project was recipient of the 2006 European Award for Languages;
    1. Member of the University's Working with Schools Committee (2004-2009);
    2. Member of the Committee of Management of the Engineering Department Language Unit (2001-2011);
    3. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Pexim - Cambridge Overseas Trust Foundation ” (2010 - to date) that offers scholarships to post-graduate students from Serbia and Northern Macedonia;
    4. Senior Treasurer of the Basketball Club 2004–17;
    5. Head Coach of the University Men’s basketball team 2002–12 and 2016 – 2022).
    6. Senior Member at Darwin College (2005-to date) where I lead the Humanities and Social Sciences series of lunch-time seminars (2020–2023);


    1. Executive Committee Member, The Nationwide Implementation of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). 2016 - 2018.
    2. I was as member of the Executive Committee (2006 - 2008) and subsequently Deputy-Chair of the Standing Conference of Heads of Modern Languages (SCHML) in UK. 2008 - 2010.
    3. I served as Member of the Executive Committee University Council of Modern Languages. I represented the national constituency of Institution-wide Language Programmes – 2010 - 2012.
    4. Leader of the UK Government Department for Families and Schools Junior CULP project, 2004 - 2009.

External Examining

    1. University of Bath Language Centre, World Languages Programme, 2013 - 2016
    2. University of Warwick World Languages Programme, 2009 - 2013
    3. University of Anglia Ruskin World Languages Programme, 2008 - 2013
    4. University of East Anglia in Norwich Italian Language Dept, 2002- 2006 and 2008 - 2012


    1. Chair of the international Editorial Board for the World Universties’ Response to COVID-19, convening 24 contributions from 22 countries on all continents;
    2. Chair of the International Editorial Board of the Global Challenges in Language Teaching and Learning: Developments and Innovations book that is currently in preparation with a contract from CUP;
    3. Member of the Scientific Board, Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning conference, Florence, Italy – 2018 – to date;
    4. Member of the Scientific Committee, LEIC Reseach 2021 Conference, Institute of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, Lithuania – 2021;
    5. Member of the Advisory Board, International Journal of TESOL Studies – 2020 - to date.
    6. Member of the CercleS Research Committee on Project: The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Language Teaching in Higher Education – 2021 - 2022.
    7. Editor of the Language section, of ;Pečat, a Journal for the Serbian Language, Literature and Culture, Toronto, Canada – 2007 - 2020.
    8. Member, Editorial Board of the Journal Interkulturalnost, Novi Sad, Serbia – 2010 - 2014.
    9. Jury Member, Zerilli-Merimò Prize for the best Italian Novel, New York – 1999-01.

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